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Outdoor Light Doubles as Table

Outdoor Light Doubles as Table

This clever outdoor light from Italy's Foscarini doubles as a table.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Foscarini.

Image courtesy of Foscarini.

This clever outdoor light from Italy's Foscarini doubles as a table.

All of the seasonal holiday lighting got me thinking about ways to brighten a wintry landscape with a pulse of light. The Italian company Foscarini makes some gorgeous outdoor lighting that straddles the line between functional and sculptural. Their Solar light is especially beautiful and does double-duty as a table. 

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Lighting Effects

Uplighting is a popular landscape lighting design techniques used to highlight or accent distinct plants or accessories in a yard. Spotlight or floodlight fixtures mounted on the ground are the best way to achieve this technique.

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Lighting for the View

Lighting on a balcony is subtle so that distant city lights can be enjoyed at night.

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Tree Lights

Down lighting, also called moon lighting, creates a soft, subtle glow. This type of lighting is also used to highlight specific areas of a yard and can be used to create beautiful patterns from tree branches below.

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Palm Lights

Neon lights added to palm trees adds atmosphere for a tropical effect in a backyard design.

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Lighting the Way

Walkways, steps, and other obstacles should be well lit for safety, as part of a landscaping design. Subtle lighting on this curved stairwell is also a visual plus for the overall design effect.

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Lighting Up

Up lighting is used to highlight or accent distinct plants or accessories in a yard. Spotlight or floodlight fixtures mounted on the ground are the best way to achieve this technique. Here up lights feature contemporary containers at night.

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Fun With Lighting

Creative up-lighting on the garden walls gives this outdoor space the feeling of a nightclub. All that is missing is the dance floor and music.

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Dramatic Entertaining Space

Dramatic light panels cast a warm glow on your guests as they take a refreshing swim in the pool.

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